4-H Animal and Veterinary Science Camp

Michigan 4-H Animal and Veterinary Science Camp is for youth who are interested in exploring animal and veterinary science related projects and activities. Participants must be ages 13 to16 as of January 1, 2014.

S''till looking for a great summer camp for 2014? Enjoy learning about animals and interested in veterinary medicine? Then look no further than the 4-H Animal and Veterinary Science Camp held June 23-27 on the campus of Michigan State University (MSU).

The Michigan 4-H Animal and Veterinary Science Camp is a five-day pre-college program for youth interested in exploring animal and veterinary science related projects and activities. Participants must be ages 13 to16 as of January 1, 2014.  The new overnight camp is a partnership with the MI 4-H Youth Development, MSU Department of Animal Science, and the MSU College of Veterinary Medicine. Youth will explore fields related to animal and veterinary medicine as well as participate in numerous hands-on learning activities. In addition, participants will gain animal handling experience while also having the opportunity to visit and explore MSU farms and facilities. Throughout the week, youth will work their way through a veterinary science case study as a team, create a presentation of their findings, and present the information to be critiqued by veterinarians. This is a fun and interactive camp that allows youth to participate in hands-on activities, ask questions and problem-solve. Additionally, this camp will help youth explore various animal-related career fields while reflecting on their experiences and community programs.

Where and When?
The 4-H Animal and Veterinary Science Camp begins with check-in on Monday, June 23, from noon to 1 p.m. and ends on Friday, June 27, at 12:30 p.m. The camp will take place both on and off campus, with visits to MSU farms and facilities including the Sheep Teaching and Research Center, Dairy Teaching and Research Center, Potter Park Zoo and much more!

''How do I apply?
Youth ages 13 to 16 (as of January 1, 2014) will need to complete the 2014 Michigan 4-H Animal and Veterinary Science Camp Application Packet and submit it by April 25. Space is limited! Campers will be selected on the basis of their applications and will be notified on May 9.

Send your application by April 25, 2014 to Hannah Dewald, 4-H Youth Development, Morrill Hall of Agriculture, 446 W. Circle Dr., East Lansing, MI  48824-1039.

Questions?
Please contact Michigan State University Extension Educator Julie Thelen at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 517-432-1626.

What is the cost?
The cost to attend this five-day camp is just $300 ($310 for youth who are not 4-H members) and includes all meals, transportation to field trips, lodging and materials.

Additional Details:
Additional information and details about the Michigan 4-H Animal and Veterinary Science Camp can be found in the Program Handbook.  Top of Form

For more information, visit the event page or the Michigan 4-H Veterinary Science webpage.

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